Pros: the fun loving consumers, field staff and accommodating work schedule
Cons: erratic, irresponsible, unsupportive and uncharitable
A typical day at work for me would consist of starting a 2-3 hour morning pick up(as Matron)of 12-13 consumers on an insufficiently sized school bus at 7AM. Arrive to our daily site at the library. Interact with the group by helping them complete activities that are associated to their valued outcomes and completing daily case notes, bus log/attendance, absentee and consumer assignment sheets, while waiting for my assisting co-worker to arrive at her scheduled time at 10AM. Approximately around 12PM we escort our group to lunch for an hour and a half. Later proceed back to the library for the remainder of the day, until our school bus returns for the end of the day drop off.
Being a dedicated employee for the past four years with CGS, has taught me to withstand a variety of challeges that is associated with the mental health field. These hurdles have given me the opportunity to acknowledge, expand and elevate crucial skills necessary for this occupation. Crucial skills such as understanding, patience, discipline, optimisim, support and leadership. CGS advanced my skills and experience. For that I am grateful and would love to contribute my support and genuine passion with a positive, life changing organization.
The management in which Contemporary Guidance Services was directed was unorganized, erratic and unstable. However, my strong and humble co-workers as well as my students have become my second family and I will continue to share a life long friendship with them.
The hardest part of the job was based solely on the lack of interest, organization and support of the company. As a result of the company's behavior, the consumers and employees suffered heavily.
The most enjoyable part of the job is learning our consumers personalities and interests. It is a very joyful and pleasant experience interacting with them. I adore and lavish them as if they were my own.